Gertruda (above) and her granddaughter harvest soybeans in their fields in Nakahegwa, Tanzania. Since joining the CRS project in her village, Gertruda has doubled her soybean harvest and has increased her earnings sixfold.
– Sara A. Fajardo/CRS
BALTIMORE — “For me, a little snack in school was Jesus Christ. That was God, for me.”
Thomas Awiapo recounted how a “little snack,” made possible through Catholic Relief Services (CRS)’ Rice Bowl, saved his life in Ghana. He was orphaned through starvation — a pagan child “with little hope for survival,” he told the Register — but his life took a turn when the smell of food enticed him to a Catholic school, where he was offered “a snack and hot food” if he stayed in class.
“If that little snack and that hot meal were not fixed in that school by Catholic Relief Services, I would not have gone there in search of food,” he said.
2015 marks the 40th anniversary of CRS’ annual Rice Bowl, and...READ MORE